Tuesday, 8 September 2015


When I say new, I'm talking about in my skincare routine, not new on the shelves! While browsing the isles of Boots a few weeks ago I came across this Boots Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm. Boots Botanics isn't really a range I've tried out before, I think I've only ever tried their eye makeup remover that was very hyped up a few years ago. Since being at uni and on a student budget I've been struggling to repurchase some of the high end skincare products that were part of my return prior to my move. I've previously used the Clinique Cleansing Balm and also the Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter, which I was blown away by (and it was a much cheaper dupe for the Clinique version in my option). But now I seem to have found a cleansing balm that's ever cheaper!! At £8.99 full price, and often on offer I prayed that my skin would be kind to me with this product. 

And I have to admit, I really really like it! It's probably the hardest balm in terms of texture in the pot but once on the skin it melts into a lovely slightly rose scented oil which melts away any trace of makeup. I use this as my second cleanse after using a micellar water to remove the majority of my face, and it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and has been helping my skin look less red too. I like to make extra effort and time to really massage this into my skin, giving myself a little end of the day treat before hopping into bed. This product does come with a cleansing cloth but I found it was a bit too thin to be able to work with so I just use a regular flannel. The clean looking packaging gets extra brownie points from me. You get 70ml in this pot alone which I think should last me a good long time. If you're on the hunt for a new cleansing balm to add to your routine I'd highly recommend checking out this one! 

Do you use a cleansing balm as part of your skincare routine? 

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